Twitter Adds Fact-Checking Feature to Some of Trump’s Tweets

Twitter is taking action to address what the company says is “potentially misleading information” in some of President Donald Trump’s tweets.

“There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent,” Trump tweeted Tuesday morning.

He added, “Mail boxes will be robbed, ballots will be forged & even illegally printed out & fraudulently signed.”

By Tuesday evening, Twitter had added a fact-checking feature to Trump’s tweet that read, “Get the facts about mail-in ballots” with a link that led user to a series of tweets and news stories with information about mail-in ballots.

The fact-checking feature also included a “What you need to know” section with background information about Trump’s tweets.

A spokesperson for Twitter told The Washington Post that the tweets “contain potentially misleading information about voting processes and have been labeled to provide additional context around mail-in ballots.”

Last week, Trump threatened to withhold funding to states if they expand access to mail-in ballots, as IJR reported.

“State of Nevada ‘thinks’ that they can send out illegal vote by mail ballots, creating a great Voter Fraud scenario for the State and the U.S.,” Trump tweeted on Wednesday.

He added, “They can’t! If they do, ‘I think’ I can hold up funds to the State. Sorry, but you must not cheat in elections.”

While Trump claimed that mail-in ballots lead to fraud, several studies have found that incidents of voter fraud from absentee ballots are incredibly low.

Additionally, many states are looking to expand access to mail-in ballots ahead of the general election to allow voters to cast their ballot without risking exposure to the virus by waiting in lines at polling stations.

Responses

  1. Finally! A sense of accountability to the most pathological liar to ever disgrace the Office of the Presidency. Fact checking his constant lies and disinformation will expose him for being the biggest fraud of all. His only hope seems to be to ensure that the vote is suppressed by any means possible as a large turnout will be his undoing. How low we have fallen by being represented by a global laughing stock of a leader.

  2. “There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent.” fascist Dear Leader

    As usual, this is just a ploy of the American Fascist Party to rig this election.

    Dear Leader said it himself not too long ago. If the people had open and fair elections, so-called Republicans would never win another seat.

    So true. He has this bad habit of saying out loud the “quiet parts”.

  3. At the end of February, billionaire Paul Singer’s Elliott Management has taken a ‘sizable stake’ in Twitter and intends to ‘push for changes’, including dumping Dorsey. He used to be opposed to Dear Leader, in 2016, but has since ‘come on board’ with him.

    Facebook’s board is stuffed entirely with conservatives and Facebook uses the toxic Daily Caller, if you can imagine, as one of their so-called “fact checkers”.

    These organizations are not in any way or fashion “liberal” groups.

  4. The 2016 election it was the electoral college. He can not use that one again. After he lost the popular vote, it was “3-5 million illegal votes for Hillary.” He set-up a task force to provide proof. The task force was disbanded without providing proof of a single illegal arrested for voting. Stephen Miller promised to return to the Sunday shows with proof of the assertion, but we are still waiting 3 yrs 4 months later.
    For the record, the fact checking is for Americans who still define a lie as an untruth. In Trump world, it is not a lie if what he says is what they want to hear.

  5. I have asked a few folks here to tell me how the trumpuke presidency has benefited them and their family because I honestly would like to know

    One person replied with a simple, clear, and logical explanation.

    The others have not replied.

    I can only assume that it has not benefited them and their families in any way.

    One who supports a president who has not benefited them and their families in any way is seriously mentally and psychologically deficient and makes no sense at all.

  6. The evil, toxic, useless, worthless, overflowing with shit RECTUM-IN-CHIEF should be banned from Twitter.

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